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Grading the States 2006: Montana


Report Card

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Recovery Supports:


Spending, Income, & Rankings



National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending



Per Capita Income



Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)



Suicide Rank

Recent Innovations

  • Regional service area plan for Medicaid
  • Multi-level approach to curb alcohol abuse that connects to core mental health problems, including the nation's third-highest suicide rate

Urgent Needs

  • More beds in hospital and crisis units--not jails
  • Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) and jail diversion programs
  • American Indian inclusion
  • Better pay for providers

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More Information

Grading the States 2006: Montana - Narrative
Read the full narrative from NAMI's report on Montana's health care system for serious mental illness

Grading the States 2006: Montana - Score Card
View the details of how Montana scored on the criteria used by NAMI in evaluating its health care system for serious mental illness.

Other Resources

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State & Local NAMIs
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Grading the States 2006 Online Discussion
Share your comments, reactions, personal stories and ideas around NAMI's report on the state of America's health care system for serious mental illness.

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